1994 NBA playoffs

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The 1994 NBA playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association's 1993-94 season. The tournament concluded with the Western Conference champion Houston Rockets defeating the Eastern Conference champion New York Knicks 4 games to 3 in the NBA Finals. Hakeem Olajuwon was named NBA Finals MVP.

1994 NBA playoffs
DatesApril 28–June 22, 1994
Season1993–94
Teams16
ChampionsHouston Rockets (1st title)
Runners-upNew York Knicks (7th finals appearance)
Semifinalists

This was also the first time that the Boston Celtics since 1979, and Los Angeles Lakers since 1976, missed the playoffs and their first absence since the playoff field expanded to 16 teams in 1984. This was the first time that both missed the playoffs in the same year. This would not occur again until 2014. It also marked the first time neither of the two Los Angeles-based NBA teams, the Lakers and Clippers (who arrived in L.A. in 1984) missed the playoffs together.

The biggest upset came in the first round, when the Denver Nuggets came back from a 2–0 deficit to beat the Seattle SuperSonics in five games, marking the first time in NBA history that an eighth seed had defeated a #1 seed. Denver stretched their improbable playoff run with the Utah Jazz to seven games after being down 0–3, but Utah defeated them in Game 7 91–81.

The playoffs also featured the first playoff series victory for the Indiana Pacers in their 18-year NBA existence, as they swept the Orlando Magic (who were making their first playoff appearance in franchise history) in the first round, then eliminated the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 4–2 in the second round. The Pacers advanced within one game of the NBA Finals, but lost Games 6 and 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals to the Knicks.

This was the first time since the ABA–NBA merger prior to the 1976–77 season that all former ABA teams (Pacers, Nuggets, Spurs, and Nets) made the playoffs in the same year.

The Chicago Bulls, who made the playoffs despite the retirement of Michael Jordan, swept the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round, but then lost in seven games to the Knicks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

The Knicks made history by playing a record 25 playoff games (one short of the maximum), the most postseason games an NBA team has played. The 2005 Detroit Pistons tied this record.[1] However, it was broken by the 2008 Celtics.[1] Their easiest series was the first-round 3–1 win over the Nets. New York then forced three consecutive Game 7s, eliminating the Bulls 4–3 in the Conference Semifinals, knocking off the Pacers 4–3 in the Conference Finals, both times at Madison Square Garden, before losing in Game 7 to the Rockets at The Summit in the NBA Finals, which meant New York was denied NBA and NHL titles. Game 4 of the Finals took place at the Garden a day after the New York Rangers won their first Stanley Cup in 54 years in Game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals. Knicks coach Pat Riley made history by becoming the first (and to this date, the only) person in NBA history to have coached a Game 7 in the NBA Finals for two teams, having been with the Lakers in 1984 and 1988.

In the Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors made their last playoff appearance until 2007.

Game 3 of the Bulls-Cavaliers series was the last game played at the Richfield Coliseum.

Game 6 of the Bulls-Knicks series was the last game played at Chicago Stadium.

Game 5 of the Nuggets-Sonics series was the last to be played at Seattle Center Coliseum before the renovations and renaming into KeyArena two years later. The Sonics played the intervening 1994–95 NBA season at Tacoma Dome in nearby Tacoma, Washington.

The Clock IncidentEdit

The Clock Incident happened in the last moments of Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals between the Rockets and Jazz. Tom Chambers inbounded the ball to Jeff Hornacek with 13.5 seconds left and Utah down 2. As play resumed, the Jazz timekeeper didn't start the clock as they were trying to look for an open shot. After 8 seconds, the clock finally started as Chambers got the ball down low. However, Utah didn't take advantage of the extra time they were given, and after Chambers attempted a shot and missed, there was a mad scramble for the ball. It ended up in Robert Horry's hands, who passed it to Kenny Smith; Houston ran out the clock to win 80–78.

BracketEdit

  First Round Conference Semifinals Conference Finals NBA Finals
                                     
E1 Atlanta* 3  
E8 Miami 2  
  E1 Atlanta* 2  
  E5 Indiana 4  
E4 Orlando 0
E5 Indiana 3  
  E5 Indiana 3  
Eastern Conference
  E2 New York* 4  
E3 Chicago 3  
E6 Cleveland 0  
  E3 Chicago 3
  E2 New York* 4  
E2 New York* 3
E7 New Jersey 1  
  E2 New York* 3
  W2 Houston* 4
W1 Seattle* 2  
W8 Denver 3  
  W8 Denver 3
  W5 Utah 4  
W4 San Antonio 1
W5 Utah 3  
  W5 Utah 1
Western Conference
  W2 Houston* 4  
W3 Phoenix 3  
W6 Golden State 0  
  W3 Phoenix 3
  W2 Houston* 4  
W2 Houston* 3
W7 Portland 1  


* Division winner
Bold Series winner
Italic Team with home-court advantage


First RoundEdit

Eastern Conference First RoundEdit

(1) Atlanta Hawks vs. (8) Miami HeatEdit

April 28
Miami Heat 93, Atlanta Hawks 88
Scoring by quarter: 22–31, 24–15, 19–23, 28–19
Pts: Steve Smith 22
Rebs: Glen Rice 10
Asts: Bimbo Coles 5
Pts: Kevin Willis 17
Rebs: Kevin Willis 16
Asts: Mookie Blaylock 9
Miami leads series, 1–0
Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance: 11,543
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Steve Javie, Ron Olesiak
April 30
Miami Heat 86, Atlanta Hawks 104
Scoring by quarter: 18–29, 30–27, 23–26, 15–22
Pts: Steve Smith 24
Rebs: Steve Smith 9
Asts: four players 2 each
Pts: Danny Manning 20
Rebs: Kevin Willis 14
Asts: Mookie Blaylock 8
Series tied, 1–1
Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance: 16,368
Referees: Ron Garretson, David Jones, Ed T. Rush
May 3
Atlanta Hawks 86, Miami Heat 90
Scoring by quarter: 18–26, 28–21, 16–19, 24–24
Pts: Craig Ehlo 20
Rebs: Kevin Willis 13
Asts: Danny Manning 8
Pts: Steve Smith 25
Rebs: Rony Seikaly 20
Asts: Brian Shaw 4
Miami leads series, 2–1
Miami Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 15,200
Referees: Nolan Fine, Darell Garretson, Jack Nies
May 5
Atlanta Hawks 103, Miami Heat 89
Scoring by quarter: 22–19, 33–25, 19–19, 29–26
Pts: Mookie Blaylock 29
Rebs: Kevin Willis 14
Asts: Mookie Blaylock 7
Pts: Bimbo Coles 18
Rebs: Rony Seikaly 8
Asts: Bimbo Coles 7
Series tied, 2–2
Miami Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 15,200
Referees: Hugh Evans, Paul Mihalak, Ronnie Nunn
May 8
Miami Heat 91, Atlanta Hawks 102
Scoring by quarter: 27–28, 17–26, 19–22, 28–26
Pts: Grant Long 22
Rebs: Grant Long 10
Asts: Rony Seikaly 4
Pts: Kevin Willis 24
Rebs: Kevin Willis 12
Asts: Mookie Blaylock 18
Atlanta wins series, 3–2
Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance: 14,472
Referees: Mike Mathis, Bill Oakes, Jake O'Donnell

This was the first playoff meeting between the Hawks and the Heat.[2]

(2) New York Knicks vs. (7) New Jersey NetsEdit

April 29
New Jersey Nets 80, New York Knicks 91
Scoring by quarter: 13–19, 20–16, 28–28, 19–28
Pts: Derrick Coleman 27
Rebs: Derrick Coleman 10
Asts: Kenny Anderson 6
Pts: Patrick Ewing 25
Rebs: Patrick Ewing 13
Asts: Patrick Ewing 5
New York leads series, 1–0
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Ed Middleton, Bill Oakes, Jake O'Donnell
May 1
New Jersey Nets 81, New York Knicks 90
Scoring by quarter: 20–26, 13–29, 31–15, 17–20
Pts: Kenny Anderson 21
Rebs: Derrick Coleman 21
Asts: four players 3 each
Pts: Charles Oakley 25
Rebs: Charles Oakley 24
Asts: Derek Harper 8
New York leads series, 2–0
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Mike Mathis, Paul Mihalak, Tommy Nunez Sr.
May 4
New York Knicks 92, New Jersey Nets 93 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 22–32, 20–21, 21–21, 20–9, Overtime: 9–10
Pts: Patrick Ewing 27
Rebs: Charles Oakley 16
Asts: Harper, Davis 4 each
Pts: Derrick Coleman 25
Rebs: Derrick Coleman 17
Asts: Kenny Anderson 11
New York leads series, 2–1
Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 20,049
Referees: Joe Crawford, Hue Hollins, Don Vaden
May 6
New York Knicks 102, New Jersey Nets 92
Scoring by quarter: 24–18, 21–20, 27–23, 30–31
Pts: Patrick Ewing 36
Rebs: Patrick Ewing 14
Asts: Oakley, Starks 4 each
Pts: Derrick Coleman 31
Rebs: Derrick Coleman 9
Asts: Kenny Anderson 7
New York wins series, 3–1
Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 20,049
Referees: Jim Clark, Darell Garretson, Steve Javie

This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Knicks winning the first meeting.

(3) Chicago Bulls vs. (6) Cleveland CavaliersEdit

April 29
Cleveland Cavaliers 96, Chicago Bulls 104
Scoring by quarter: 22–21, 29–28, 20–27, 25–28
Pts: Gerald Wilkins 23
Rebs: Tyrone Hill 8
Asts: Mark Price 5
Pts: Scottie Pippen 31
Rebs: Scottie Pippen 12
Asts: Peter Myers 6
Chicago leads series, 1–0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 18,676
Referees: Nolan Fine, Joe Forte, Mike Mathis
May 1
Cleveland Cavaliers 96, Chicago Bulls 105
Scoring by quarter: 23–31, 27–24, 25–23, 21–27
Pts: Gerald Wilkins 28
Rebs: Tyrone Hill 10
Asts: Price, Phills 4 each
Pts: Scottie Pippen 22
Rebs: Horace Grant 12
Asts: Toni Kukoč 11
Chicago leads series, 2–0
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 18,676
Referees: Ed Middleton, Jack Nies, Jake O'Donnell
May 3
Chicago Bulls 95, Cleveland Cavaliers 92 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 25–28, 19–20, 27–27, 16–12, Overtime: 8–5
Pts: Scottie Pippen 23
Rebs: Scottie Pippen 11
Asts: Scottie Pippen 6
Pts: Chris Mills 25
Rebs: Tyrone Hill 13
Asts: Gerald Wilkins 7
Chicago wins series, 3–0
Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio
Attendance: 17,778
Referees: Hue Hollins, Jess Kersey, Ronnie Nunn
  • Final Cavaliers game at Richfield Coliseum.

This was the fifth playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Bulls winning the first four meetings.

(4) Orlando Magic vs. (5) Indiana PacersEdit

April 28
Indiana Pacers 89, Orlando Magic 88
Scoring by quarter: 20–26, 22–28, 24–20, 23–14
Pts: Reggie Miller 24
Rebs: McKey, D. Davis 10 each
Asts: Haywoode Workman 11
Pts: Shaquille O'Neal 24
Rebs: Shaquille O'Neal 19
Asts: Anfernee Hardaway 10
Indiana leads series, 1–0
Orlando Arena, Orlando, Florida
Attendance: 15,291
Referees: Dan Crawford, Jess Kersey, Eddie F. Rush
  • Byron Scott hits the game-winning 3 with 2 seconds left.
April 30
Indiana Pacers 103, Orlando Magic 101
Scoring by quarter: 28–21, 23–34, 29–18, 23–28
Pts: Reggie Miller 32
Rebs: Dale Davis 9
Asts: Haywoode Workman 10
Pts: Anfernee Hardaway 31
Rebs: three players 7 each
Asts: Anfernee Hardaway 7
Indiana leads series, 2–0
Orlando Arena, Orlando, Florida
Attendance: 15,291
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Jim Clark, Steve Javie
May 2
Orlando Magic 86, Indiana Pacers 99
Scoring by quarter: 25–28, 27–18, 20–22, 14–31
Pts: Shaquille O'Neal 23
Rebs: Shaquille O'Neal 14
Asts: Anfernee Hardaway 4
Pts: Reggie Miller 31
Rebs: Dale Davis 14
Asts: Derrick McKey 6
Indiana wins series, 3–0
Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 16,562
Referees: Ron Garretson, Tommy Nunez Sr., Ed T. Rush

This was the first playoff meeting between the Pacers and the Magic.[5]

Western Conference First RoundEdit

(1) Seattle SuperSonics vs. (8) Denver NuggetsEdit

April 28
Denver Nuggets 82, Seattle SuperSonics 106
Scoring by quarter: 19–30, 18–32, 21–23, 24–21
Pts: Bison Dele 15
Rebs: Dikembe Mutombo 7
Asts: Dikembe Mutombo 9
Pts: Detlef Schrempf 21
Rebs: Kemp, Perkins 9 each
Asts: Gary Payton 7
Seattle leads series, 1–0
Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 14,813
Referees: Hue Hollins, Ed T. Rush, Greg Willard
April 30
Denver Nuggets 87, Seattle SuperSonics 97
Scoring by quarter: 19–27, 18–23, 25–22, 25–25
Pts: LaPhonso Ellis 18
Rebs: Ellis, Dele 10 each
Asts: Dikembe Mutombo 5
Pts: Gary Payton 18
Rebs: Shawn Kemp 12
Asts: Shawn Kemp 6
Seattle leads series, 2–0
Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 14,813
Referees: Dan Crawford, Bennett Salvatore, Bill Spooner
May 2
Seattle SuperSonics 93, Denver Nuggets 110
Scoring by quarter: 26–41, 26–20, 21–23, 20–26
Pts: Detlef Schrempf 18
Rebs: Detlef Schrempf 6
Asts: Gary Payton 5
Pts: Reggie Williams 31
Rebs: Dikembe Mutombo 13
Asts: Reggie Williams 8
Seattle leads series, 2–1
McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 17,171
Referees: Bob Delaney, Hugh Evans, Bill Oakes
May 5
Seattle SuperSonics 85, Denver Nuggets 94 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 17–13, 22–27, 24–18, 19–24Overtime: 3–12
Pts: Payton, Schrempf 20 each
Rebs: Shawn Kemp 13
Asts: Vincent Askew 5
Pts: LaPhonso Ellis 27
Rebs: LaPhonso Ellis 17
Asts: Reggie Williams 5
Series tied, 2–2
McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 17,171
Referees: Jack Madden, Jake O'Donnell, Eddie F. Rush
May 7
Denver Nuggets 98, Seattle SuperSonics 94 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 19–20, 22–24, 19–18, 28–26, Overtime: 10–6
Pts: Robert Pack 23
Rebs: Dikembe Mutombo 15
Asts: Reggie Williams 5
Pts: Kendall Gill 22
Rebs: Shawn Kemp 12
Asts: Gary Payton 8
Denver wins series, 3–2
Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 14,813
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Jess Kersey, Jack Nies
  • Denver becomes the first 8th seed to beat the 1st seed in playoff history.

This was the third playoff meeting between these two teams, with each team winning one series apiece.

(2) Houston Rockets vs. (7) Portland Trail BlazersEdit

April 29
Portland Trail Blazers 104, Houston Rockets 114
Scoring by quarter: 23–39, 32–25, 30–26, 19–24
Pts: Clyde Drexler 26
Rebs: Clyde Drexler 13
Asts: Clyde Drexler 6
Pts: Hakeem Olajuwon 26
Rebs: Otis Thorpe 12
Asts: Maxwell, Smith 7 each
Houston leads series, 1–0
The Summit, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 16,333
Referees: Hugh Evans, Lee Jones, Paul Mihalak
May 1
Portland Trail Blazers 104, Houston Rockets 115
Scoring by quarter: 24–29, 23–28, 31–31, 26–27
Pts: Clifford Robinson 28
Rebs: Clyde Drexler 9
Asts: Rod Strickland 12
Pts: Hakeem Olajuwon 46
Rebs: Otis Thorpe 12
Asts: Sam Cassell 9
Houston leads series, 2–0
The Summit, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 16,355
Referees: Joe Forte, Darell Garretson, Ken Mauer
  • Hakeem's big block on Rod Strickland's layup.
May 3
Houston Rockets 115, Portland Trail Blazers 118
Scoring by quarter: 30–30, 30–32, 30–24, 25–32
Pts: Hakeem Olajuwon 36
Rebs: Otis Thorpe 11
Asts: Olajuwon, Horry 6 each
Pts: Rod Strickland 25
Rebs: Robinson, Williams 10 each
Asts: Rod Strickland 15
Houston leads series, 2–1
Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 12,888
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Jim Clark, Dan Crawford
May 6
Houston Rockets 92, Portland Trail Blazers 89
Scoring by quarter: 27–13, 24–23, 17–26, 24–27
Pts: Hakeem Olajuwon 28
Rebs: Hakeem Olajuwon 16
Asts: three players 3 each
Pts: Rod Strickland 26
Rebs: Clyde Drexler 13
Asts: Rod Strickland 7
Houston wins series, 3–1
Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon
Attendance: 12,888
Referees: Ron Garretson, Mike Mathis, Bill Oakes

This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Rockets winning the first meeting.

(3) Phoenix Suns vs. (6) Golden State WarriorsEdit

April 29
Golden State Warriors 104, Phoenix Suns 111
Scoring by quarter: 23–38, 27–26, 30–28, 24–19
Pts: Billy Owens 27
Rebs: Billy Owens 17
Asts: Latrell Sprewell 10
Pts: Charles Barkley 36
Rebs: Charles Barkley 19
Asts: Barkley, Johnson 7 each
Phoenix leads series, 1–0
America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 19,023
Referees: Joe Crawford, Terry Durham, Bennett Salvatore
May 1
Golden State Warriors 111, Phoenix Suns 117
Scoring by quarter: 25–20, 31–33, 30–38, 25–26
Pts: Chris Mullin 32
Rebs: Chris Webber 10
Asts: Chris Webber 9
Pts: Kevin Johnson 38
Rebs: A. C. Green 10
Asts: Kevin Johnson 9
Phoenix leads series, 2–0
America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 19,023
Referees: Hugh Evans, Lee Jones, Jack Madden
May 4
Phoenix Suns 140, Golden State Warriors 133
Scoring by quarter: 42–42, 32–31, 32–34, 34–26
Pts: Charles Barkley 56
Rebs: Charles Barkley 14
Asts: Kevin Johnson 12
Pts: Chris Mullin 30
Rebs: Webber, Gatling 8 each
Asts: Chris Webber 13
Phoenix wins series, 3–0
Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, California
Attendance: 15,025
Referees: Mike Mathis, Bill Oakes, Greg Willard

This was the third playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Suns winning the first two meetings.

(4) San Antonio Spurs vs. (5) Utah JazzEdit

April 28
Utah Jazz 89, San Antonio Spurs 106
Scoring by quarter: 25–30, 17–25, 18–27, 29–24
Pts: Karl Malone 36
Rebs: Karl Malone 10
Asts: John Stockton 8
Pts: David Robinson 25
Rebs: Dennis Rodman 11
Asts: David Robinson 7
San Antonio leads series, 1–0
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 18,257
Referees: Darell Garretson, Ronnie Nunn, Don Vaden
April 30
Utah Jazz 96, San Antonio Spurs 84
Scoring by quarter: 20–24, 30–9, 25–16, 21–35
Pts: Karl Malone 23
Rebs: Karl Malone 14
Asts: John Stockton 5
Pts: Negele Knight 16
Rebs: Dennis Rodman 17
Asts: Vinny Del Negro 5
Series tied, 1–1
Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Referees: Bob Delaney, Jess Kersey, Eddie F. Rush
May 3
San Antonio Spurs 72, Utah Jazz 105
Scoring by quarter: 15–22, 17–24, 16–32, 24–27
Pts: Robinson, Carr 16 each
Rebs: Robinson, Cummings 11 each
Asts: Del Negro, Knight 4 each
Pts: Karl Malone 24
Rebs: Karl Malone 13
Asts: John Stockton 12
Utah leads series, 2–1
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Terry Durham, Jack Madden, Jake O'Donnell
May 5
San Antonio Spurs 90, Utah Jazz 95
Scoring by quarter: 26–26, 20–20, 18–20, 26–29
Pts: David Robinson 27
Rebs: Dennis Rodman 20
Asts: Willie Anderson 7
Pts: Karl Malone 34
Rebs: Karl Malone 12
Asts: John Stockton 18
Utah wins series, 3–1
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Dan Crawford, Joe Forte

This was the first playoff meeting between the Spurs and the Jazz.[9]

Conference SemifinalsEdit

Eastern Conference SemifinalsEdit

(1) Atlanta Hawks vs. (5) Indiana PacersEdit

May 10
Indiana Pacers 96, Atlanta Hawks 85
Scoring by quarter: 25–31, 22–22, 32–19, 17–13
Pts: Reggie Miller 18
Rebs: Dale Davis 15
Asts: Haywoode Workman 8
Pts: Danny Manning 21
Rebs: Kevin Willis 10
Asts: Mookie Blaylock 8
Indiana leads series, 1–0
Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance: 13,190
Referees: Darell Garretson, Hue Hollins, Lee Jones
May 12
Indiana Pacers 69, Atlanta Hawks 92
Scoring by quarter: 19–24, 13–23, 25–18, 12–27
Pts: Reggie Miller 12
Rebs: Dale Davis 18
Asts: Workman, Miller 5 each
Pts: Manning, Willis 20 each
Rebs: Kevin Willis 15
Asts: Mookie Blaylock 13
Series tied, 1–1
Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance: 15,854
Referees: Joe Crawford, Jack Nies, Eddie F. Rush
May 14
Atlanta Hawks 81, Indiana Pacers 101
Scoring by quarter: 22–26, 20–27, 17–23, 22–25
Pts: Kevin Willis 14
Rebs: Willis, Manning 10 each
Asts: Mookie Blaylock 7
Pts: Rik Smits 27
Rebs: Byron Scott 8
Asts: Haywoode Workman 7
Indiana leads series, 2–1
Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 16,545
Referees: Dan Crawford, Hugh Evans, Joe Forte
May 15
Atlanta Hawks 86, Indiana Pacers 102
Scoring by quarter: 26–22, 22–33, 24–23, 14–24
Pts: Danny Manning 35
Rebs: Andrew Lang 8
Asts: Blaylock, Ehlo 5 each
Pts: Reggie Miller 25
Rebs: Smits, McKey 8 each
Asts: Haywoode Workman 8
Indiana leads series, 3–1
Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 16,561
Referees: Bob Delaney, Jack Madden, Mike Mathis
May 17
Indiana Pacers 76, Atlanta Hawks 88
Scoring by quarter: 19–22, 22–25, 20–18, 15–23
Pts: Reggie Miller 22
Rebs: Derrick McKey 13
Asts: Haywoode Workman 9
Pts: Craig Ehlo 22
Rebs: Mookie Blaylock 10
Asts: Mookie Blaylock 13
Indiana leads series, 3–2
Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance: 14,849
Referees: Ron Garretson, Steve Javie, Ed T. Rush
May 19
Atlanta Hawks 79, Indiana Pacers 98
Scoring by quarter: 23–24, 12–14, 16–34, 28–26
Pts: Mookie Blaylock 23
Rebs: Danny Manning 10
Asts: three players 4 each
Pts: Rik Smits 27
Rebs: three players 10 each
Asts: Haywoode Workman 10
Indiana wins series, 4–2
Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana
Referees: Jess Kersey, Jake O'Donnell, Bennett Salvatore

This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Hawks winning the first meeting.

(2) New York Knicks vs. (3) Chicago BullsEdit

May 8
Chicago Bulls 86, New York Knicks 90
Scoring by quarter: 25–19, 27–23, 19–20, 15–28
Pts: Scottie Pippen 24
Rebs: Luc Longley 8
Asts: Scottie Pippen 7
Pts: Patrick Ewing 18
Rebs: Patrick Ewing 12
Asts: five players 3 each
New York leads series, 1–0
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Jack Madden, Ed Middleton, Ed T. Rush
May 11
Chicago Bulls 91, New York Knicks 96
Scoring by quarter: 27–23, 24–24, 21–22, 19–27
Pts: Grant, Armstrong 23 each
Rebs: Bill Cartwright 10
Asts: B. J. Armstrong 6
Pts: Patrick Ewing 26
Rebs: Anthony Mason 14
Asts: Anthony Mason 6
New York leads series, 2–0
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Joe Forte, Jess Kersey, Bill Oakes
May 13
New York Knicks 102, Chicago Bulls 104
Scoring by quarter: 22–30, 24–27, 24–32, 32–15
Pts: Patrick Ewing 34
Rebs: Ewing, Oakley 9 each
Asts: John Starks 6
Pts: Scottie Pippen 25
Rebs: Horace Grant 8
Asts: Horace Grant 6
New York leads series, 2–1
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 18,676
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Steve Javie, Paul Mihalak
May 15
New York Knicks 83, Chicago Bulls 95
Scoring by quarter: 24–25, 17–28, 24–26, 18–16
Pts: Patrick Ewing 18
Rebs: Charles Oakley 17
Asts: Anthony, Starks 6 each
Pts: Scottie Pippen 25
Rebs: Scottie Pippen 8
Asts: Pippen, Kukoč 6 each
Series tied, 2–2
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 18,676
Referees: Ron Garretson, Jake O'Donnell, Bennett Salvatore
May 18
Chicago Bulls 86, New York Knicks 87
Scoring by quarter: 29–26, 17–19, 25–28, 15–14
Pts: Scottie Pippen 23
Rebs: three players 6 each
Asts: three players 4 each
Pts: Patrick Ewing 20
Rebs: Patrick Ewing 13
Asts: Greg Anthony 8
New York leads series, 3–2
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Dan Crawford, Darell Garretson, Hue Hollins
May 20
New York Knicks 79, Chicago Bulls 93
Scoring by quarter: 17–30, 24–22, 19–24, 19–17
Pts: Patrick Ewing 26
Rebs: Patrick Ewing 14
Asts: John Starks 7
Pts: B. J. Armstrong 20
Rebs: Horace Grant 12
Asts: Scottie Pippen 5
Series tied, 3–3
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 18,676
Referees: Hugh Evans, Mike Mathis, Jack Nies
May 22
Chicago Bulls 77, New York Knicks 87
Scoring by quarter: 19–22, 18–16, 26–29, 14–20
Pts: Scottie Pippen 20
Rebs: Scottie Pippen 16
Asts: Scottie Pippen 5
Pts: Patrick Ewing 18
Rebs: Charles Oakley 20
Asts: Patrick Ewing 6
New York wins series, 4–3
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Joe Crawford, Jack Madden, Ed T. Rush

This was the sixth playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Bulls winning the first five meetings.

Western Conference SemifinalsEdit

(2) Houston Rockets vs. (3) Phoenix SunsEdit

May 8
Phoenix Suns 91, Houston Rockets 87
Scoring by quarter: 17–27, 20–18, 24–21, 30–21
Pts: Charles Barkley 21
Rebs: Charles Barkley 12
Asts: Kevin Johnson 12
Pts: Hakeem Olajuwon 36
Rebs: Hakeem Olajuwon 16
Asts: Maxwell, Horry 8 each
Phoenix leads series, 1–0
The Summit, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 15,073
Referees: Joe Crawford, Bob Delaney, Bennett Salvatore
May 11
Phoenix Suns 124, Houston Rockets 117 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 32–28, 27–32, 23–40, 26–8, Overtime: 16–9
Pts: Charles Barkley 34
Rebs: Charles Barkley 15
Asts: Barkley, Johnson 6 each
Pts: Hakeem Olajuwon 31
Rebs: Hakeem Olajuwon 17
Asts: Vernon Maxwell 9
Phoenix leads series, 2–0
The Summit, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 16,611
Referees: Dan Crawford, Tommy Nunez Sr., Jake O'Donnell
May 13
Houston Rockets 118, Phoenix Suns 102
Scoring by quarter: 15–29, 26–20, 38–28, 39–25
Pts: Vernon Maxwell 34
Rebs: Hakeem Olajuwon 15
Asts: Sam Cassell 10
Pts: Kevin Johnson 38
Rebs: Charles Barkley 14
Asts: Kevin Johnson 12
Phoenix leads series, 2–1
America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 19,023
Referees: Hue Hollins, Ronnie Nunn, Ed T. Rush
May 15
Houston Rockets 107, Phoenix Suns 96
Scoring by quarter: 25–20, 27–26, 21–20, 34–30
Pts: Hakeem Olajuwon 28
Rebs: Otis Thorpe 13
Asts: Hakeem Olajuwon 8
Pts: Kevin Johnson 38
Rebs: Charles Barkley 14
Asts: Kevin Johnson 12
Series tied, 2–2
America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 19,023
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Steve Javie, Paul Mihalak
May 17
Phoenix Suns 86, Houston Rockets 109
Scoring by quarter: 21–32, 16–26, 24–29, 25–22
Pts: Charles Barkley 30
Rebs: Oliver Miller 7
Asts: Miller, Henry 3 each
Pts: Thorpe, Olajuwon 20 each
Rebs: Hakeem Olajuwon 13
Asts: Kenny Smith 8
Houston leads series, 3–2
The Summit, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 16,611
Referees: Hugh Evans, Joe Forte, Jack Nies
May 19
Houston Rockets 89, Phoenix Suns 103
Scoring by quarter: 22–20, 25–30, 19–26, 23–27
Pts: Hakeem Olajuwon 23
Rebs: Hakeem Olajuwon 12
Asts: Hakeem Olajuwon 5
Pts: Kevin Johnson 28
Rebs: Charles Barkley 15
Asts: Kevin Johnson 13
Series tied, 3–3
America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 19,023
Referees: Joe Crawford, Jack Madden, Eddie F. Rush
May 21
Phoenix Suns 94, Houston Rockets 104
Scoring by quarter: 21–33, 26–20, 29–27, 18–24
Pts: Kevin Johnson 25
Rebs: Charles Barkley 15
Asts: Kevin Johnson 11
Pts: Hakeem Olajuwon 37
Rebs: Hakeem Olajuwon 17
Asts: Sam Cassell 7
Houston wins series, 4–3
The Summit, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 16,611
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Darell Garretson, Bill Oakes
  • The Rockets become the second team to win a playoff series after losing the first 2 games at home.

This was the first playoff meeting between the Rockets and the Suns.[12]

(5) Utah Jazz vs. (8) Denver NuggetsEdit

May 10
Denver Nuggets 91, Utah Jazz 100
Scoring by quarter: 25–30, 19–23, 18–20, 29–27
Pts: Dikembe Mutombo 20
Rebs: LaPhonso Ellis 12
Asts: Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf 5
Pts: Karl Malone 25
Rebs: Karl Malone 10
Asts: John Stockton 11
Utah leads series, 1–0
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Hugh Evans, Bennett Salvatore, Greg Willard
May 12
Denver Nuggets 94, Utah Jazz 104
Scoring by quarter: 24–22, 24–30, 26–25, 20–27
Pts: Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf 23
Rebs: Dikembe Mutombo 13
Asts: Robert Pack 6
Pts: Karl Malone 32
Rebs: Karl Malone 12
Asts: John Stockton 8
Utah leads series, 2–0
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Jim Clark, Ron Garretson, Mike Mathis
May 14
Utah Jazz 111, Denver Nuggets 109 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 27–21, 18–23, 33–27, 20–27Overtime: 13–11
Pts: Jeff Hornacek 27
Rebs: Karl Malone 13
Asts: John Stockton 13
Pts: LaPhonso Ellis 25
Rebs: Dikembe Mutombo 13
Asts: Robert Pack 8
Utah leads series, 3–0
McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 17,171
Referees: Darell Garretson, Bill Oakes, Eddie F. Rush
  • Karl Malone hits the game-tying shot with 9.2 seconds left.
May 15
Utah Jazz 82, Denver Nuggets 83
Scoring by quarter: 17–19, 18–19, 24–20, 23–25
Pts: Karl Malone 20
Rebs: Karl Malone 9
Asts: John Stockton 6
Pts: Reggie Williams 21
Rebs: Dikembe Mutombo 11
Asts: Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf 6
Utah leads series, 3–1
McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 17,171
Referees: Jess Kersey, Jack Nies, Ronnie Nunn
  • Reggie Williams hits the game-winner with 1.9 seconds left.
May 17
Denver Nuggets 109, Utah Jazz 101 (2OT)
Scoring by quarter: 15–18, 24–20, 22–25, 26–24, Overtime: 7–7, 15–7
Pts: Stith, Abdul-Rauf 22 each
Rebs: LaPhonso Ellis 11
Asts: Robert Pack 7
Pts: Karl Malone 22
Rebs: Corbin, Spencer 14 each
Asts: John Stockton 13
Utah leads series, 3–2
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Joe Crawford, Jack Madden, Tommy Nunez Sr.
May 19
Utah Jazz 91, Denver Nuggets 94
Scoring by quarter: 27–23, 26–25, 21–19, 17–27
Pts: Karl Malone 31
Rebs: Karl Malone 15
Asts: John Stockton 7
Pts: Dikembe Mutombo 23
Rebs: Dikembe Mutombo 12
Asts: three players 2 each
Series tied, 3–3
McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 17,171
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Joe Forte, Ed T. Rush
  • Denver became the first team since the 1951 New York Knicks to force a Game 7 after being down 0–3.
May 21
Denver Nuggets 81, Utah Jazz 91
Scoring by quarter: 12–19, 26–27, 21–28, 27–17
Pts: Reggie Williams 17
Rebs: Dikembe Mutombo 17
Asts: Robert Pack 3
Pts: Karl Malone 31
Rebs: Karl Malone 14
Asts: John Stockton 9
Utah wins series, 4–3
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Steve Javie, Jess Kersey, Jake O'Donnell

This was the third playoff meeting between these two teams, with each team winning one series apiece.

Conference FinalsEdit

Eastern Conference FinalsEdit

(2) New York Knicks vs. (5) Indiana PacersEdit

May 24
Indiana Pacers 89, New York Knicks 100
Scoring by quarter: 20–26, 17–27, 26–17, 26–30
Pts: Rik Smits 27
Rebs: D. Davis, Smits 10 each
Asts: Haywoode Workman 7
Pts: Patrick Ewing 28
Rebs: Charles Oakley 13
Asts: John Starks 6
New York leads series, 1–0
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Steve Javie, Bill Oakes, Jake O'Donnell
May 26
Indiana Pacers 78, New York Knicks 89
Scoring by quarter: 19–25, 21–15, 22–26, 16–23
Pts: Reggie Miller 23
Rebs: Dale Davis 11
Asts: McKey, Workman 6 each
Pts: Patrick Ewing 32
Rebs: Patrick Ewing 13
Asts: Derek Harper 8
New York leads series, 2–0
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Darell Garretson, Jess Kersey, Eddie F. Rush
May 28
New York Knicks 68, Indiana Pacers 88
Scoring by quarter: 19–21, 20–16, 13–25, 16–26
Pts: Oakley, Starks 12 each
Rebs: Charles Oakley 9
Asts: Greg Anthony 4
Pts: Derrick McKey 15
Rebs: Antonio Davis 10
Asts: Haywoode Workman 7
New York leads series, 2–1
Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 16,530
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Joe Forte, Mike Mathis
May 30
New York Knicks 77, Indiana Pacers 83
Scoring by quarter: 20–17, 19–25, 16–20, 22–21
Pts: Patrick Ewing 25
Rebs: Charles Oakley 15
Asts: John Starks 4
Pts: Reggie Miller 31
Rebs: three players 7 each
Asts: Haywoode Workman 6
Series tied, 2–2
Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 16,536
Referees: Hugh Evans, Hue Hollins, Bennett Salvatore
June 1
Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks
Scoring by quarter: 16–28, 19–15, 23–27, 35–16
Pts: Reggie Miller 39
Rebs: Dale Davis 12
Asts: Reggie Miller 6
Pts: Patrick Ewing 29
Rebs: Charles Oakley 13
Asts: John Starks 8
Indiana leads series, 3–2
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Referees: Dan Crawford, Joe Crawford, Jack Madden
June 3
New York Knicks 98, Indiana Pacers 91
Scoring by quarter: 33–31, 25–20, 22–18, 18–22
Pts: John Starks 26
Rebs: Patrick Ewing 10
Asts: John Starks 6
Pts: Reggie Miller 27
Rebs: Antonio Davis 9
Asts: McKey, Fleming 5 each
Series tied, 3–3
Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 16,529
Referees: Darell Garretson, Jess Kersey, Ed T. Rush
June 5
Indiana Pacers 90, New York Knicks 94
Scoring by quarter: 23–24, 28–23, 20–20, 19–27
Pts: Reggie Miller 25
Rebs: Smits, A. Davis 6 each
Asts: McKey, Workman 8 each
Pts: Patrick Ewing 24
Rebs: Patrick Ewing 22
Asts: Patrick Ewing 7
New York wins series, 4–3
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Hugh Evans, Mike Mathis, Jake O'Donnell

This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Knicks winning the first meeting.

Western Conference FinalsEdit

(2) Houston Rockets vs. (5) Utah JazzEdit

May 23
Utah Jazz 86, Houston Rockets 100
Scoring by quarter: 16–20, 18–34, 30–25, 24–21
Pts: Karl Malone 20
Rebs: Karl Malone 16
Asts: John Stockton 11
Pts: Hakeem Olajuwon 31
Rebs: Robert Horry 11
Asts: Sam Cassell 7
Houston leads series, 1–0
The Summit, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 16,260
Referees: Ron Garretson, Hue Hollins, Mike Mathis
May 25
Utah Jazz 99, Houston Rockets 104
Scoring by quarter: 22–21, 24–27, 23–25, 30–31
Pts: Karl Malone 32
Rebs: Malone, Spencer 7 each
Asts: John Stockton 10
Pts: Hakeem Olajuwon 41
Rebs: Hakeem Olajuwon 13
Asts: Kenny Smith 7
Houston leads series, 2–0
The Summit, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 16,611
Referees: Dan Crawford, Hugh Evans, Bennett Salvatore
May 27
Houston Rockets 86, Utah Jazz 95
Scoring by quarter: 20–25, 20–27, 27–26, 19–17
Pts: Hakeem Olajuwon 29
Rebs: Hakeem Olajuwon 13
Asts: Hakeem Olajuwon 5
Pts: Karl Malone 22
Rebs: Karl Malone 16
Asts: John Stockton 11
Houston leads series, 2–1
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Joe Crawford, Jack Madden, Jack Nies
May 29
Houston Rockets 80, Utah Jazz 78
Scoring by quarter: 25–21, 13–10, 22–19, 20–28
Pts: Kenny Smith 25
Rebs: Robert Horry 10
Asts: Robert Horry 5
Pts: Karl Malone 25
Rebs: Karl Malone 14
Asts: John Stockton 6
Houston leads series, 3–1
Delta Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Attendance: 19,911
Referees: Jess Kersey, Bill Oakes, Ed T. Rush
May 31
Utah Jazz 83, Houston Rockets 94
Scoring by quarter: 20–33, 15–20, 20–26, 28–15
Pts: Karl Malone 31
Rebs: Felton Spencer 15
Asts: John Stockton 9
Pts: Olajuwon, Horry 22 each
Rebs: Otis Thorpe 16
Asts: Sam Cassell 7
Houston wins series, 4–1
The Summit, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 16,611
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Steve Javie, Jake O'Donnell

This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Jazz winning the first meeting.

NBA Finals (W2) Houston Rockets vs. (E2) New York KnicksEdit

June 8
New York Knicks 78, Houston Rockets 85
Scoring by quarter: 24–26, 22–28, 17–18, 15–13
Pts: Patrick Ewing 23
Rebs: Charles Oakley 14
Asts: Derek Harper 5
Pts: Hakeem Olajuwon 28
Rebs: Otis Thorpe 16
Asts: Kenny Smith 5
Houston leads series, 1–0
The Summit, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 16,611
Referees: Joe Crawford, Jack Madden, Dick Bavetta
June 10
New York Knicks 91, Houston Rockets 83
Scoring by quarter: 24–20, 18–22, 30–23, 19–18
Pts: John Starks 19
Rebs: Patrick Ewing 13
Asts: John Starks 9
Pts: Hakeem Olajuwon 25
Rebs: Otis Thorpe 12
Asts: Kenny Smith 6
Series tied, 1–1
The Summit, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 16,611
Referees: Darell Garretson, Ed T. Rush, Hue Hollins
June 12
Houston Rockets 93, New York Knicks 89
Scoring by quarter: 26–18, 19–20, 24–25, 24–26
Pts: Hakeem Olajuwon 21
Rebs: Hakeem Olajuwon 11
Asts: Hakeem Olajuwon 7
Pts: Derek Harper 21
Rebs: Patrick Ewing 13
Asts: John Starks 9
Houston leads series, 2–1
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Jake O'Donnell, Jess Kersey, Bill Oakes
  • Sam Cassell hits the game-winning 3 with 32.6 seconds left.
June 15
Houston Rockets 82, New York Knicks 91
Scoring by quarter: 14–19, 19–21, 28–20, 21–31
Pts: Hakeem Olajuwon 32
Rebs: Otis Thorpe 10
Asts: Sam Cassell 5
Pts: Derek Harper 21
Rebs: Charles Oakley 20
Asts: Derek Harper 5
Series tied, 2–2
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Hugh Evans, Joe Crawford, Mike Mathis
June 17
Houston Rockets 84, New York Knicks 91
Scoring by quarter: 21–22, 16–26, 24–13, 23–30
Pts: Hakeem Olajuwon 27
Rebs: Otis Thorpe 13
Asts: Robert Horry 6
Pts: Patrick Ewing 25
Rebs: Patrick Ewing 12
Asts: Derek Harper 7
New York leads series, 3–2
Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
Attendance: 19,763
Referees: Darell Garretson, Ed T. Rush, Dick Bavetta
June 19
New York Knicks 84, Houston Rockets 86
Scoring by quarter: 21–21, 15–25, 26–19, 22–21
Pts: John Starks 27
Rebs: Patrick Ewing 15
Asts: Derek Harper 10
Pts: Hakeem Olajuwon 30
Rebs: Olajuwon, Thorpe 10 each
Asts: Otis Thorpe 6
Series tied, 3–3
The Summit, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 16,611
Referees: Jake O'Donnell, Jess Kersey, Jack Madden
June 22
New York Knicks 84, Houston Rockets 90
Scoring by quarter: 21–22, 22–23, 17–18, 24–27
Pts: Derek Harper 23
Rebs: Charles Oakley 14
Asts: Derek Harper 5
Pts: Hakeem Olajuwon 25
Rebs: Hakeem Olajuwon 10
Asts: Hakeem Olajuwon 7
Houston wins series, 4–3
The Summit, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 16,611
Referees: Hugh Evans, Joe Crawford, Ed T. Rush


This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams, with the Rockets winning the first meeting.

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